The Power of Prayer

Every year, our church prays over our group before we fly out to Belarus. And every year, members are given the chance to sign up to pray for 30 minute blocks so that our ministry is prayed over 24/7 while we are away. If that’s not a blessing, we’re not sure what is.

Lessons from Amos

“I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies. Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings. Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of […]

Heroes are made because they are MOVED

“Christianity is taking what has been purchased by the cross: the behavior of heaven, the nature of Jesus Christ, and transplanting it into the hearts of men and women down here on earth. So that they behave not like this earth, but like heaven! And so when this world sees them, they’re different; there is […]

Love for Orphans Transforms

“Unwanted infants in ancient Rome were often disposed of via the practice of “exposing.” Whether undesirable because it was malformed, female or simply inconvenient, the child would be left alone, outside the city walls, without defense before glaring sun, icy winds or roving animals. In 374 AD, the Christian emperor Valentinian banned the practice. But […]

Blessings

“When the ear heard, then it blessed me, And when the eye saw, then it approved me; Because I delivered the poor who cried out, The fatherless and the one who had no helper. The blessing of a perishing man came upon me, And I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.” Job 29:11-13 […]